Anglo Nigerian forward Ike Ugbo is close to completing his switch of allegiance from England to Nigeria as three British nations have cleared the Chelsea owned forward to play for the Super Eagles.
According to Allnigeriasoccer, the Nigeria Football Federation are working tirelessly in other to make sure that Ugbo is eligible to represent Nigeria at the 2022 World Cup.
The Cercle Brugge hitman was born in Lewisham to a Nigerian father and currently holds a Nigerian passport.
With him having represented England as a junior internatonal, he’d require the football’s governing body FIFA to grant him the permission to switch camps.
Ugbo became provisionally tied to England when he payed for the Young Lions against Norway in March 2015 in an U17 EURO qualifier.
The former Chelsea youth teamer is a British citizen and has to be cleared by all countries in the United Kingdom before a request for eligibility can be submitted to FIFA’s Players’ Status Committee.
The Welsh and Irish Football Associations have both given a go ahead for him to switch nationalities but the Scottish FA haven’t responded positively to the letter from NFF.
Ike Ugbo was part of the Young Lions set up that won the Toulon Tournament in 2017, scoring a penalty in the shootout in the final against the young Elephants of Ivory Coast.